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toast
01-30-2011, 06:00 PM
does anyone do this excessively? because whenever I crack each one of my knuckles, I get such a huge feeling of accomplishment, like "yeah man I just did that :cool:", and it's become addicting

jubeh
01-30-2011, 06:00 PM
I do this like every five seconds.

Hayashida
01-30-2011, 06:02 PM
I do it a lot especially when I'm nervous.

toast
01-30-2011, 06:03 PM
I get so sad whenever I can't crack them
It's just like damn you fingers

brain132
01-30-2011, 06:06 PM
I did when I was a kid. Now I have thick knuckles. And the last time I swung a bowling ball, it wouldn't come off my thumb.

Hayashida
01-30-2011, 06:08 PM
In your joints, there's these little bubble like things, and when you crack your knuckles, what you're doing is just breaking the bubbles up into smaller bubbles. That's what the cracking sound is. And if anyone tells you its bad for your fingers, don't listen because it's perfectly fine... Probably.

LVUER
01-30-2011, 06:37 PM
I did that long time ago (I was a kid too), but now I really regret of having done that. Now my knuckles always cracking even when I don't want to... I wonder why... Not only my knuckles, but also my wrist.

Anyway, it's bad for your fingers, but only after you get very old (considering if you still alive at that point)... so don't worry too much... Unless you are an (or will be) artist, just like me.

jubeh
01-30-2011, 07:02 PM
There have been a few studies to see whether or not cracking knuckles caused arthritis. None have found that there was an increase of arthritis among knuckle-crackers; nevertheless, a relationship was discovered between knuckle-cracking, hand swelling and lower grip strength, damage to ligaments surrounding the joints and dislocation of tendons.

The conclusion of the studies indicated that while knuckle-cracking was not associated with arthritis, it was associated with damage to ligaments that surround the joint and dislocation of tendons. There may also be a connection with soft tissue injuries.


Knuckle popping facts

Evil_Cake
01-30-2011, 07:06 PM
I only do it to act like I'm gonna beat someone up

jubeh
01-30-2011, 07:10 PM
I used to pop my knuckles alot whenever I said I wanted to leave a place. Like I'd pop my knuckles and be like lets get out of here.

And my brother and my friends later confessed that they thought I was going to beat them up.

LVUER
01-30-2011, 07:29 PM
And you wasn't going to? Honest? (jk) ^_^

Hayashida
01-30-2011, 07:30 PM
I still crack my knuckles, but I'm moving into the neck cracking area. THAT looks like you're going to beat someone up. Like "Okay, lets do this." *crack, crack*.

ClockHand
01-31-2011, 12:48 AM
I crack my knuckles, fingers, back, neck, legs and sometimes my legs.

LVUER
01-31-2011, 01:32 AM
You're getting old ^_^
Ah, actually, me too... though I'm not "cracking" my legs.

butternut
01-31-2011, 01:49 AM
i loved cracking my knuckles when i was little because of the sound. Now i crack knuckles because.....well, i just do it.
never cracked anything except knuckles and knees...and my neck just doesnt crack!

jubeh
01-31-2011, 09:20 AM
I can crack my elbows because I am double jointed.

goggy
01-31-2011, 12:11 PM
Eck. I don't crack my knuckles.

Superdooperphailmachine
01-31-2011, 12:18 PM
I crack my neck, knuckles, jaw and sometimes wrists.

Yara
01-31-2011, 12:40 PM
*talks like a doctor*
It's not good to crack knuckles guys.
ehm, ok.. I used to do so (my fingers and toes =D )

http://www.flapjack.tv/assets/images/flapjack-captain-knuckles.gif

"Did someone say Knuckles?"

http://i56.tinypic.com/2el60rd.jpg

"GET OUT! They're talking about me" *shows off his muscles*

Hayashida
01-31-2011, 01:21 PM
Do doctors sound a certain way or something

Renzokuken
01-31-2011, 02:27 PM
I crack 'em every like hour. Then I do my fingers and toes. Helps me to loosen up.

toast
01-31-2011, 04:54 PM
*talks like a doctor*
It's not good to crack knuckles guys.
ehm, ok.. I used to do so (my fingers and toes =D )

http://www.flapjack.tv/assets/images/flapjack-captain-knuckles.gif

"Did someone say Knuckles?"

http://i56.tinypic.com/2el60rd.jpg

"GET OUT! They're talking about me" *shows off his muscles*

no.

Yara
01-31-2011, 05:51 PM
Do doctors sound a certain way or something

They sound as if they know everything

jubeh
01-31-2011, 05:54 PM
Almost like they had to go to school for years and years or something.

Sylux
02-01-2011, 01:17 PM
Most doctors only sound slightly articulate. They know of what they speak, yet they don't tend to refrain from using "like" as every other word. At least, so I've found in my finite medical experience (that's not true they call me Captain Injury in Boy Scouts).

Hayashida
02-01-2011, 02:13 PM
I'm a doctor. What would you like to know.

Aether
02-03-2011, 07:04 PM
I still crack my knuckles, but I'm moving into the neck cracking area. THAT looks like you're going to beat someone up. Like "Okay, lets do this." *crack, crack*.
Whenever I do that, people think I'm trying to break my own neck or something and they get a horrified look on their face.

LVUER
02-03-2011, 07:56 PM
Then try cracking your entire backbone, perhaps it will terrify them even more ^_^

My private teacher did that every time she teaches me, and I was sooo freak out every time (I still a grade-schooler at that time).

Evil_Cake
02-03-2011, 08:51 PM
I'm a doctor. What would you like to know.
why do my eyes bleed

Hayashida
02-03-2011, 11:14 PM
why do my eyes bleed

Ah, well, this is not at all uncommon. This is a common disorder known as "Bleedyoutamyeyes". It is typically caused when the cuticles on your fingernails become damaged or worn. I would recommend washing behind your ears more. If the symptoms don't clear up within a few decades, then you've probably got a serious form of gangrene, in which case you need to go to the ER right away because you could die within a few minutes. But wait for a few decades and see first.